J. D. Michel Laplante died attempting to save Jean-Louis Pivin from drowning, Cranby, Quebec, October 8, 1977. When his canoe capsized in Choiniere Dam, Pivin, 21, who was wearing rubber wading boots, clung to the overturned craft and called for help. Michel, 17, high-school student, undressed and swam to Pivin. They held to the canoe as the current carried it farther from shore. Before other help could reach them, both sank and drowned.
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